Friday, September 26, 2014

Ghost in the Graveyard: Creative Cafe' September KOTM

Ghostly fun at The Rubber Cafe' today!  The Cute & Spooky September KOTM inspired this spooky ghost in the graveyard:


Here are the details to create this card:

Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4"

First Layer: Star pattern paper 4&3/4" by 4" and glued to the right side of the base using Scrap Happy Glue.

Cut a 1&1/4" by 2&1/2" strip of black cardstock, add a 1" by 2&1/2" strip of purple pattern paper to that, tie orange seam binding around the piece, and glue to the upper left side at the edge of the card base.

To create the image, on a 3&1/2" by 3" piece of white cardstock, stamp the graveyard stamp in Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  When I did this, I "stamped off" on a scrap piece of paper, then stamped the image using the remaining ink.  It gives a softer and spookier look to the tombstones....it also gives a decaying "old cemetery" feel since some of the ink doesn't transfer.  Then I added the RIP with full ink to one tombstone.  The sentiment is stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento on the right, then I used Black Soot Distress Ink around the entire piece to make it a little more creepy.

The ghost is stamped in Memento Cloud White Ink on purple cardstock and fussy cut out.  I used a 1&1/2" circle punch on the orange pearl cardstock in the kit to make the moon.  I stamped the little bat in Black Tuxedo Memento directly onto the moon piece, and stamped the larger bat on white cardstock, fussy cut it out, then used Black Soot Distress Ink (this covers any white you might see).  I glued the large bat to one of the Doodlebug mini clips and clipped it to the moon, then glued the moon to the card.  I used foam tape to add the ghost, matted this piece using black cardstock (3&3/4" by 3&1/4"), and added a little bling to finish.


Thanks for stoppin' by today....hope you are enjoying all of the spooky inspiration this month from this amazing Creative Cafe' KOTM!!




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo, Cloud White; Distress Ink-Black Soot,
Pumice Stone
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Doodlebug rhinestones, mini clips; Seam binding
Tools:  1&1/2" circle punch

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